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Gamma Black and White

Phone number:
(415) 864-1409
Black & White Photo Lab
130 Russ St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Black and white custom processing and printing is both a craft and an art. We at Gamma find pride in the craft and joy in the art. We are a custom lab that is small enough to offer a person to person relationship with the client, yet large enough to handle volume work.

Since 1975, we have been doing this work because it is what we love. While the world of photography goes more and more digital, we have elected to concentrate on the traditional processes of the wet darkroom.

We believe in hand processing of roll film in small tanks and tray processing of sheet film because there are so many wonderful combinations of film and developer that are impossible to achieve with machine processing.

Custom enlarging allows the skill of the printer to mesh with that of the shooter. If it is true, as Ansel Adams said, that the negative is like a musical score and the print like the performance, then we are photographic musicians.

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